As well as Learn to Play Day on 24th and 25th June, why not get involved with Make Music Day?
Make Music Day is an international celebration of music held annually on 21 June. Currently held in 120 countries and 750 cities, we (and 30+ other organisations) hope to finally bring it to the UK on a large scale – with your help!
It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate your musical activity, showcase it to potential new members and audiences and make new connections in your community.
You’ll find full details on how you can get involved on the Make Music Day UK website, but here are some quick examples of what you could do:
- Hold a singing event in your local area and include singing/teaching the Make Music Day song (Bring me sunshine, available free)
- Perform with your instrumental group, anywhere (there are free instrumental arrangements of Bring me sunshine available too)
- Put on ‘bandaoke’ in your local pub or outside your library, backing singers with a brass band, a rock group, a ukulele ensemble…
- Already rehearsing on Wednesday? Throw open your doors and make it public; or go one step further and make it a ‘Come and Sing’ or ‘Come and Play’ evening for newcomers/musical returners
- Already performing on Wednesday? That’s great! Get some extra free publicity by listing it as part of Make Music Day.
- You’re a teacher? Fantastic! Can your school sing the song in assembly?Feel free to use your imagination! There are no limits to what you could do on Make Music Day, provided it’s musical, and on 21 June.
- You can register and find out more on the Make Music Day UK website, or email the project manager to discuss your idea – firstname.lastname@example.org.